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Young fisherman practicing Mayday calls New law supports training for young fishermen (1/8/2021) - The “Young Fishermen’s Development Act” was signed into law on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The goal of the act is to “preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.” The bill received bipartisan support and was championed by Reps. Young (AK), Moulton (MA),…
Fifty years of Alaska Sea Grant (12/16/2020) - 2020 marks Alaska Sea Grant’s 50th year. Over the last five decades, the program’s research, education, and outreach activities have had countless positive impacts on Alaska’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies. Alaska Sea Grant’s initial research in 1970 included studies of pinnipeds of the Bering and Chukchi Seas, and the uses of seafood waste. Since then,…
Anne Gore in a green parka, in the woods Alaska Sea Grant welcomes new communications leader (12/15/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Gore as our new communications lead. She is based in Anchorage and will oversee Alaska Sea Grant’s communications efforts and media relations. Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in government and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s in natural resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan’s School…
oyster farm buoys in a cove Seeking input on Aquaculture Opportunity Area designations (12/10/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are inviting Alaska stakeholders to provide input regarding a federal Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA) designation program that has the potential to streamline aquaculture development in Alaska. The process, being implemented by the NOAA Aquaculture Program, will identify the regions that will be included in…
oysters roasting on a campfire Preparing fresh Alaska seafood: grilling oysters (11/23/2020) - Grilling is an easy way to enjoy fresh or frozen oysters at home. Oysters can be grilled whole in the shell, or shucked and grilled in the half-shell on a barbecue or campfire. For easy oyster prep, place whole oysters on the grill. Heat from the flame steams the oysters, and the shell will open…
Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project Shellfish and seaweed recipe series: Bull kelp salsa (10/16/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant’s Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project is launching a recipe series to celebrate National Seafood Month and highlight tasty dishes you can make at home from mariculture crops available in Alaska. In this first installment, learn how to make zesty seaweed and tomato salsa using fresh Alaskan bull kelp. Bull kelp is…
Two boys with tray of farm-raised oysters ‘Meet Your Alaska Farmer’ video series debuts (10/6/2020) - As part of the Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project, we’re highlighting various mariculture crops from around the state with a “Meet Your Alaskan Farmer” video series. In this first installment, you’ll meet one of Alaska’s 60 mariculture farmers, Meta Mesdag from Juneau, Alaska, who recently started Salty Lady Seafood Company.
photo of Anne Doyle and Lexa Meyer New administrator and workforce development coordinator join Alaska Sea Grant (9/29/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Doyle as our new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most…
Three girls examine the base of a big tree Adapting summer science camp during the pandemic (9/28/2020) - The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…
Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner's Handbook cover New publication helps Alaska homeowners prepare for emergencies (8/27/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant released a new homeowners guide to help Alaskans prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions around the state. The free book, Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner’s Handbook, is available immediately for electronic download or can be ordered in print from the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore. Alaskans—whether in large or small communities…

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